The Modern Language Association’s Committee on Contingent Labor in the Profession...is sponsoring a joint edition of the ADE Bulletin and the ADFL Bulletin to promote informed, professional discussion of contingent labor in departments in the United States and Canada. To support such discussions, the committee created “Professional Employment Practices for Non-Tenure-Track Faculty Members,” a policy document approved by the MLA Executive Council in 2011.
[The joint edition Bulletin] seeks contributions showing how departments and individuals are using or might use the document. Essays relating to academic contingent labor are also welcome on topics including but not limited to the following:
- Analyses, documentation, or description of trends or situations, nationally, regionally, or locally
- Implications or effects of higher education trends (technology, distance learning, undergraduate education, curriculum issues)
- Recruitment and hiring practices
- Implications and issues of online or distance-education models for contingent faculty members
- Compensation and professional advancement
- Coalition building within and across institutions
- Professional rights and responsibilities
- Professional development and recognition
- Graduate education and training issues
- Research by contingent faculty members
- Integration into the life of the department and institution
- Best practices and models (case studies) of departments or institutions
- Issues related to community colleges
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